|Emily Jacobi: Digitizing democracy|
Emily Jacobi describes how her group, Digital Democracy, is using technology to improve local social and environmental projects, like assisting local efforts to document oil spills in Peru. "What are the possibilities of new technology to transform situations for some of the world's most marginalized groups?"
Keywords: Activism; PopTech 2013; Social Innovation Fellows 2013
|Rinku Sen: Locating Justice - PopTech|
Rinku Sen, president and executive director of the Applied Research Center, is devoted to creating a more inclusive America. If we're willing to be explicit about the ways racism works around us, Sen says, we can create the society we all want to live in. Sen also publishes the ColorLines, a magazine on race and politics. (www.arc.org)
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; Human Rights; Justice; PopTech 2009; Activism
|Daniel Kish: Blind Vision - PopTech|
Daniel Kish's organization, World Access for the Blind, trains the visually impaired to achieve greater freedom and mobility through echolocation, a technique that simulates a bat's night vision of perceiving the environment through sound.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Science; PopTech 2011; Activism; Mapping; Neuroscience
|Alan Rabinowitz: Saving Big Cats - PopTech|
Alan Rabinowitz overcame a debilitating stutter to lend his voice on behalf of big cats. After creating the world's first jaguar sanctuary and world's largest tiger reserve, the wildlife biologist now calls for new models of conservation that rely on wildlife corridors to allow humans and animals to coexist more peacefully.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Environment; PopTech 2010; Sustainability; Ecology; Big Systems; Activism
|Eli Pariser on the Filter Bubble - PopTech|
Eli Pariser explores how ideas move in the networked economy. As the board president of MoveOn.org, he pioneered many practices of online organizing. Now, Pariser is focused on the social and political impact of the personalized web, examining the role that filters - both cognitive and software-based - have in shaping what information spreads, which he refers to as the Filter Bubble .
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Technology; Culture; Politics; Data; PopTech 2010; Activism; Internet
|David de Rothschild and the Plastiki expedition - PopTech|
David de Rothschild is on a mission. Alarmed by the devastating impact of plastic pollution in the ocean, the eco-adventurer built the Plastiki, a boat made from 12,000 plastic bottles. In it, he and his crew of nautical nomads sail halfway around the world to alert the public about this ecological crisis and the need to reuse discarded plastics.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Environment; Activism; Ocean; Water; PopTech 2010; Green; Ecology
|Erica Williams on Youth Politics - PopTech|
Erica Williams is a Washington, D.C.-based activist and commentator who currently serves as the Deputy Director of Campus Progress, a project of the Center for American Progress. In this riveting Poptech talk, Williams discusses how the Millennial generation--today's 18-30 year olds--are re-imagining the nature of political engagement.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; Activism; Community; Politics; Justice; Government; PopTech 2009; Youth
|Yasser Ansari: Citizen Science - PopTech|
Yasser Ansari's Project Noah (Networked Organisms and Habitats), strives to be what he calls "a field guide for every organism." Inspired by Darwin's Field Guide, bio-instruments, and a little bit of steampunk, the platform encourages citizen scientists to step into the world, eyes open, and begin documenting what they find.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Science; Fellows; Social Innovation Fellows 2010; Mobile; Environment; Biology; Activism; Green; PopTech 2010; Ecology
|The Egyptian revolution on film - PopTech|
Shima'a Helmy joins filmmakers and friends Micah Garen and Marie-Helene Carleton onstage at PopTech to talk about their collaboration on an upcoming documentary film, If. The film explores what it's like being a young revolutionary through the eyes of four different Egyptian women, including Helmy.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; PopTech 2011; Activism; Democracy; Journalism; Community; Human Rights
|Brian Elliot: Friend Power - PopTech|
Brian Elliot founded Friendfactor to unlock the power of friendship to accelerate legal freedoms for LGBT people. Friendfactor's innovative social networking platform shifts the focus of gay rights from ideology towards a far more personal concept: friends making a difference in their gay friends' lives.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; Fellows; Social Innovation Fellows 2010; Activism; Politics; Culture; PopTech 2010; Freedom; Community
|Andri Magnason: Iceland, human experiment - PopTech|
From the Icelandic food store chain, Bonus, to the midnight sun, everyday Iceland inspires activist poet Andri Magnason. His poetry and children's books reflect his deep connection to his homeland as does the way he's schooled himself--and the public--on preserving Iceland's beauty and natural resources.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; Activism; Environment; Language; Literature; Poetry; PopTech iceland 2012
|Vijay Anand: Combating Corruption - PopTech|
Vijay Anand wants to eliminate corruption. That's why he co-founded the 5th Pillar, an organization dedicated to providing citizens with the tools to fight corruption. He's also launched one of India's most successful anti-corruption campaigns with the Zero Rupee Note, a bill that looks like currency but allows citizens to refuse bribery without fear.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; PopTech 2010; Psychology; Finance; Activism; Culture; Education; Human Rights
|Patrick Meier & Josh Nesbit: The Haiti 4636 Story - PopTech|
Patrick Meier, director of crisis mapping at Ushahidi, and Josh Nesbit, executive director of Medic Mobile (formerly FrontlineSMS: Medic) describe their organizations' collaborative response to the Haiti earthquake using text messaging, mobile mapping, and a cadre of dedicated volunteers.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Technology; Mobile; Innovation; Data; Activism; PopTech 2010; Collaboration; Mapping
|Hayat Sindi launches i2 - PopTech|
A leader in both science and social innovation, Dr. Hayat Sindi launched i2, the Institute for Imagination and Ingenuity at PopTech 2011. Dr. Sindi created the institute to bridge the gap between education and opportunity in the Middle East.
Keywords: PopTech; PopCasts; Society; PopTech 2011; Science; Development; Entrepreneur; Activism; DIY; Youth; Science Fellows; Science Fellows 2010; Social Innovation Fellows 2009; Emerging Tech; Social Innovation Fellows